Dallas International Film Festival Announces Awardees

Austin filmmakers win big at DIFF 2013

A Teacher
A Teacher

The trek up the I-35 corridor is no picnic – Texan drivers really are the worst – but the trip was well worth it for a handful of Austin filmmakers who took home prizes at the Dallas International Film Festival.

Among the ATX filmmakers lauded at the long-running Dallas film fest: Yen Tan, whose film Pit Stop has already met with great notices at Sundance and SXSW (when we interviewed him), took the Texas Grand Jury Prize; Sean Gallagher’s Good Night received a Special Mention for Ensemble Cast (read more about how Gallagher’s cast and crew bonded during the shoot); Kat Candler’s “Black Metal” – another Sundance/SXSW alum – was awarded Short Grand Jury Prize; Hannah Fidell’s debut feature A Teacher won Narrative Feature Grand Jury Prize; and Lisa Kaselak, the former director of programming at aGLIFF, took the Silver Heart Award for her documentary Tomlinson Hill.

See all the DIFF 2013 winners below:

Audience Award Winners

Narrative Feature Audience Award: Kings of Summer
Documentary Feature Audience Award: The Crash Reel
Short Audience Award: “Head Over Heels”

Jury Winners

Texas Grand Jury Prize: Pit Stop
Texas Competition, Special Mention for Ensemble Cast: Good Night

Animated Short Grand Jury Prize: “Head Over Heels”

Student Short Grand Jury Prize: “The First Hope”

Short Grand Jury Prize: “Black Metal”

Short Special Jury Prize: “Movies Made From Home #6 & #15”

Short Special Jury Prize: “Bowl for Fun and Health”

Silver Heart Award: Tomlinson Hill

Documentary Feature Grand Jury Prize: God Loves Uganda
Documentary Feature Special Mention: Small Small Thing

Narrative Feature Grand Jury Prize: A Teacher
Narrative Feature Special Mention: The Dirties
Narrative Feature Special Mention: Laurence Anyways

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